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121 Rolling Hills Drive
McMurray, PA 15317
Phone: 724.941.6251
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Counseling Services

Welcome to PTHS Counseling!

Our Mission

The mission of the Peters Township High School Counseling Program is to provide a comprehensive, developmental counseling program addressing the personal/social, academic and career development of all students. School counselors are professional student advocates who provide support to maximize student potential and academic achievement. In partnership with other educators, parents or guardians and the community, school counselors assist all students in realizing their abilities, interests, and goals as they transition through the educational process to become successful members of society and life-long learners.
 
We welcome you to view the tabs on the left for more specific information.
Counseling Office News
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Freshman Naviance & Career Planning Classroom Presentations
On Friday, February 3rd, 2023, counselors will give a classroom presentation to all students enrolled in Semester 2 Personal Wellness. The presentation will get students acquainted with Naviance and allow them to complete activities aimed at advancing career planning & goal setting skills. 
Students enrolled in Semester 1 Personal Wellness received the same presentation in classrooms on Friday, September 23rd, 2022. 
 
Junior PIP Meetings Begin on December 12th
Counselors are scheduling PIP (Postsecondary Individualized Planning) meetings for current juniors & their parents!    
 
22-23 Quarterly & Semester Grade Request Link for Colleges/Universities
Click on the link above to access the form seniors must complete to request quarterly and/or mid-year grades be sent to colleges.  
 
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January 2023

The monthly PTHS School Counseling Newsletter for January is now available.  Topics in this newsletter include:

  • Winter Blues and How to Beat Them                      
  • Dual Enrollment – Earn College Credits While at PTHS
  • Senior Spotlight
  • Junior Junction
  • Sophomore Square
  • Freshman Focus 
  • Enrichment Opportunities
 
December 2022

The PTHS Counseling Newsletter is available for December.  Topics include:

  • Mental Health
    • Assisting Teens Manage High School Stress
    • Mindfulness and the Holidays
    • Taking Stress out of the Holidays
  • Understanding PSAT Results
  • Senior Spotlight
    • Understanding a Financial Aid Offer
    • PA Financial Aid
  • Scholarship Opportunities
  • Junior Junction
    • Postsecondary Individualized Planning (PIP) Meetings
    • 5 Tips for Parents on Navigating College Admissions
  • Sophomore Square
  • Freshmen Focus
    • Asking Teachers for Help
  • Save the Date
    • WACTC Information Session
    • NACAC Pittsburgh National College Fair
  • Enrichment Opportunities
  • PT Counseling Office
 
November 2022

The PTHS Counseling Newsletter for November is now available.  Topics in this month’s newsletter include: 

  • Social Media and Mental Health
  • Self-Care During the Holiday Season
  • Class of 2023
    • Q1/Mid-Year Reports 
  • Scholarships
    • What is the FAFSA and Where to Start
    • After Your FAFSA – What Happens Next?
    • Financial Aid 101
  • Class of 2024 – Junior Junction
  • Class of 2025 – Sophomore Square
  • Class of 2026 – Freshmen Focus
  • Ap Exam Registration
  • Enrichment Opportunities
  • Upcoming Events
  • Counseling Office Spotlight: SAP
 

Contact the Department

The school counselors are available to students & parents in the counseling office every day during school hours as well as immediately before & after school. Scheduled appointments are encouraged; please contact one of the support staff listed below to request an appointment. The office is open daily from 7AM to 3PM. 
 
Phone: (724) 941-6250
Fax: (724) 941-6586
 
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Counseling Department Support Staff

Counseling Full-Time Secretary
724-941-6250 x8006 
 
Counseling Part-Time Secretary
724-941-6250 x8007

Social Worker & School Psychologist

Social Worker 
724-941-6250 x8429
 
School Psychologist 
724-941-6251 x3328 

Important Dates to Note
Mar
11
SAT Exam @ PTHS
Sat Mar 11 2023
Apr
4
College Planning Night
Tue Apr 4 2023
Apr
15
ACT Exam @ PTHS
Sat Apr 15 2023
May
1
AP Chemistry Exam
Mon May 1 2023
May
1
AP Testing
Mon May 1 2023
to Fri May 12 2023
May
1
May
2
May
2
AP Psychology Exam
Tue May 2 2023
May
3
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U.S. Selective Service System Registration
Specifically, information regarding the U.S. requirement to register for Selective Service. Pertains to male high school students & males aged 18 to 25 years old. 
 
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Phone: 724.941.6251
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